International roaming allows you to use your existing mobile phone and number to make and receive calls, SMSs, and mobile internet services when traveling outside of Qatar. If your mobile service provider has an agreement with a mobile service provider in the country you are visiting, and your mobile is equipped with international roaming capability, you will be able to use it as you normally would in Qatar.
You will continue to be billed by your home network provider, but the cost of using the overseas network is agreed between your provider and the overseas provider. This cost is passed on to you.
Be warned: using your mobile phone overseas often costs a lot more than using it at home in Qatar, and you may come home to find some very expensive mobile bills. So while it may be convenient to be contactable on your usual mobile number, make sure you are aware of all the costs before you decide to use international roaming and before using you phone overseas.
Will my mobile phone work when I am overseas?
Normally your mobile phone will work in most other countries. In some countries you might experience difficulties with older phones - for example, in the USA.
Before you leave Qatar check with your provider that:
Also, make sure you:
How much will it cost?
International roaming can be very expensive. Ask your provider how much it will cost to:
Important note: You will be charged for receiving and making calls.
Are there any alternatives to international roaming?
There are many other options for keeping in contact while overseas, including:
Useful Contact numbers
Ooredoo Call Centre: 111 when you are in Qatar
Ooredoo Overseas Enquiries: +974 44380000
Vodafone Customer Call Centre: +974 8007111